LivingIs oral health closely related to general health?

Is oral health closely related to general health?

According to the WHO Report on the Importance of Oral Health, the mouth is not an isolated or aesthetic system, it is the entrance of some microorganisms, such as bacteria. For this reason, oral health is closely related to other diseases, and it is vital to keep the mouth in good health.

Currently, more than 3.5 billion people have untreated oral diseases, and the situation has not improved in the last 30 years. Caries and periodontal diseases are two of the most prevalent diseases in society, and they can also have systemic consequences, reducing quality of life. However, with prevention 9 out of 10 situations can be avoided.

If we take care of our mouth, teeth, and gums, we are taking care of our overall health. More than a mouth, it is health!

Several systemic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular problems can be closely related to gum disease, and in Spain, gingivitis affects 1 in 2 people.

Bleeding and inflammation of the gums is the prelude to periodontitis, a serious gum disease that, if not controlled, can cause tooth loss. Being an inflammatory disease, and mostly infectious, it can affect general health, giving rise to systemic pathologies, or aggravate existing diseases:

  • Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Spain, according to data from the Spanish Heart Foundation. For the prevention of heart disease, periodontitis has been included as a cardiovascular risk factor, since it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25%.

  • Diabetes

Diabetic patients are at greater risk of suffering from oral disorders, such as periodontitis. In turn, periodontal disease is a risk factor for diabetes, since they have a bidirectional relationship:

– Diabetes increases the risk of periodontal disease by 4x.
– The greater the severity of periodontitis, the greater the risk of developing diabetes and its serious complications

  • Pregnancy

During pregnancy, due to biological, physical and behavioral changes, the risk of oral diseases increases. The prevalence of suffering from gingivitis is 60-75%, and that of suffering from periodontitis, 25%.

Caries and periodontal diseases are the oral pathologies that can be prevented with good oral hygiene habits. However, to carry out proper hygiene and good oral care, it is very important to take into account how we do it.

VITIS has a range of toothbrushes, pastes, mouthwashes with “Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC)” and interdental hygiene tools, which covers all needs from the first teeth to adulthood, because each mouth is unique!

Caring for, preventing and protecting people’s oral health on a daily basis is the main mission of VITIS, and for this reason it offers us the keys to taking care of our mouth, and thus of our health in general:

– Tooth brushing at least 3 times a day. Choosing a quality brush is essential, since it is the basis of daily oral hygiene. VITIS brushes are the number 1 for sale in Pharmacies.
– Interdental hygiene once a day, since it is estimated that 78% of caries are of interproximal origin.
– Tongue cleaning once a day.
– Complement oral hygiene with a paste and a mouthwash with specific active ingredients for each mouth, such as CPC, a powerful antiseptic and anti-plaque agent for active oral protection.
– Do not forget to visit your dentist or hygienist twice a year.

Schedules of the Valencia GP of MotoGP in Cheste and how to see it

The Cheste circuit hosts this weekend, from November 4 to 6, the 2022 MotoGP Comunitat Valenciana GP. See the schedules and all the information.

"Don't talk to me!": Danni Büchner makes a clear announcement to hated party guests

Danni Büchner is invited to Sam Dylan's Halloween party. But the "Goodbye Germany" emigrant has no desire for many other party guests. And find clear words.

King Charles III Portrait now on the first coin: Serious change to the Queen

Charles III first coins with his portrait are there. Coin lovers immediately discover two striking differences.

Unknown colourfulness

Bird Species Discovered on Islands in Indonesia

Braking was tricky

Apart from that, everything worked like a picture book for the railway world record in Switzerland